Balloons.IO is a web multi-room chat server and client ready to use. It’s build with the help of node.JS, Express, Socket.IO and Redis.
The installation of certain tools can be a bit annoying, but these then become inseparable friends to all developer. We will not explain how to install each and every one of these tools, especially because their sites do much better than what we could do ourselves:
wget http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.4.17.tar.gz tar xvf redis-2.4.17.tar.gz cd redis-2.4.17 make && make install
If you have these 2 tools installed, go to terminal and type:
git clone https://github.com/gravityonmars/Balloons.IO.git cd Balloons.IO npm install mv config/config.sample.json config/config.json
Then, edit config/config.json with your favorite text editor and add Facebook & Twitter keys.
To allow Sign In with Twitter:
Create a new application and copy the keys that Twitter gives you into 'config/config.json'.
Go to your Twitter app Settings and add the Callback URL contained in 'config/config.json': http://127.0.0.1:6789/auth/twitter/callback
To allow Sign In with Facebook:
Create a new application and copy the keys Facebook gives you into 'config/config.json'.
Go to your Facebook app Settings/Basic, click on Website with Facebook Login and add the Callback URL contained in 'config/config.json': http://127.0.0.1:6789/auth/facebook/callback
Go to terminal and run
Point your browser to
http://127.0.0.1:6789 (You can also change the port from 'config/config.json')
Balloons uses PassportJS for authentication with Twitter and Facebook.